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Should you and your bar team go through the Essentials, Foundation or Advanced course?

Take this course matcher to find out!

If our recommendation is to enrol for the Essentials course, please note that all modules must be completed separately in order to progress to the Foundation course.

Subsequently, the Advanced course are on invitation-only basis, and only potentially offered to those who have successfully completed the Diageo Bar Academy Essentials Exam.


Important: please be careful as some of these questions may require more than one answer!

  1. When tasting spirits, how are aroma and flavour characteristics described?
  2. Distillation is the process of…
  3. Spirits distilled once in a pot still tend to have…
  4. Most of the colour in spirits comes from…
  5. Flavours may be added to spirits by…
  1. Which one of the following vodka labels are produced in pot stills?
  2. Which of the following brands of vodka is made from grapes?
  3. Which of the following does not describe a type of rum?
  4. Añejo tequilas must be aged for a minimum of…
  5. What is the main botanical flavouring of gin?
  1. Blended Scotch whisky refers to…
  2. For bourbon, what proportion of the base material must be corn (also called maize)?
  3. What is the minimum ageing period for Cognacs?
  4. Ideally, what is the order in which the following drinks should be prepared?
  5. Which of the following drinks is commonly served in a champagne flute?
  1. In the classic formula for cocktails, the four basic elements are:
  2. Which one of the following raw materials can be used for production of rum?
  3. In Mexico, spirits made from the agave plant are known as:
  4. What should you do if an intoxicated customer requests another drink?
  5. How are cream liqueurs often served?
  1. Which statement is true about continuous stills?
  2. Regular over-indulgence in alcoholic beverages may cause which of the following problems?
  3. Starch will need to be converted to sugar before fermentation can take place.
  4. A spirit served neat is poured into the glass and served, without ice or water.
  5. The only spirit ingredient in the Rob Roy is Scotch whisky.